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Nov 15, 2012 2:30am PST
myself and mr. romney, it was when it comes to how we reduce our deficit, i argued for a balanced responsible approach and part of that included making sure that the wealthiest americans pay a little bit more. i think every voter out there understood that that was an important debate. and the majority of voters agreed with me. by the way, more voters agreed with me on this issue than voted for me. so we got a clear majority of the american people who recognize if we're going to be serious about deficit reduction, we have to do it in a balanced way. >> after wrapping up the news conference, the president met with a group of ceos to discuss the federal deficit. the business leaders say the meeting was positive adding the white house seemed committed to involving them in those upcoming fiscal talks. >>> mitt romney by the way, is offering his take on what went wrong with his presidential candidacy. in a phone call with some of his donors, romney defended his campaign saying the president won because he folk used on giving -- this was his words, gifts to hiss manics, african-americans
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 2:30am PST
up with 25% of that original jackpot. >>> mitt romney is heading to the white house today, just not in the capacity that he hoped for three weeks ago. this afternoon he'll sit down for a private lunch with president obama. it will be the first encounter since the final presidential debate in october. the meeting fulfills an election night promise by the president to work with romney going forward. that doesn't mean the former massachusetts governor will become a regular. >> is governor romney here tomorrow in some kind of cabinet level position? >> no. >> beyond that, is there some kind of reorganization in the commerce department where governor romney could play a role? >> again, there is -- the president doesn't have a specific assignment in mind for the governor. >> earlier today, romney expected to meet with paul ryan. >>> a top adviser for the romney campaign, stewart stephens, is out with an op-ed arguing that his candidate was the real winner on election day. he writes, "on november 6, romney carried the majority of every economic group except those making less than $50,0
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 2:30am PST
election, a growing number of leading republicans are trying to distance themselves from mitt romney's recent comments where he claimed president obama won the white house by offering gifts or government services to minorities and young voters. louisiana governor bobby jindal took his criticism of romney a step further saying the gop needs to appeal to more than 53% of the electorate which is obviously a clear jab at romney's 47% reference during the campaign. >> this is completely unhelpful h is not where the republican party needs to g we want -- if you want voters to like you, the first thing you have to do is like them first and it is certainly not helpful to tell voters you think their votes were bought. that's not a way to show them you like them. people on food stamps don't want to be there and are there because they can't get better paying jobs. our responsibility to have do things to have them have a better life. >> marco rubio of florida offering his own carefully worded reaction to romney telling politico, quote, i don't want to rebut him point by point. i would just say t
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 2:30am PST
romney agreed to stay in touch following their face-to-face sit-down at the white house. the two met privately yesterday over lunch to share ideas about solving challenges facing the nation. they also discussed the possibility of working together in the future. the white house described the meeting as friendly. as the former rivals shared a meal of light turkey chili and chicken salad. >>> former president george h.w. bush is expected to be released from a houston hospital this weekend after suffering complications from bronchitis. the former president is making his second extended stay at a hospital this month for a lingering cough that doctors hope to prevent from becoming pneumonia. aides say the 88-year-old feels good enough to go home, but doctors aren't taking any chances, keeping him until the cough is completely gone. >>> in a stinging diplomatic defeat for the u.s. and israel, the united nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. in the west bank city of ramallah, hundreds celebrated the vote in the main square. the resolution stil
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 2:30am PST
job. they say the governor's praise of the president hurt mitt romney's chances on election day. romney -- >> wait. wait. wait. helping people through a storm is a bad political move? is that what they're saying? >> who are these? are these undisclosed names or people speaking out? all right. well, they're talking about data showing a high number of undecided voters who chose president obama at the last minute citing his handling of sandy as the major reason. >> congressman allen west of florida is admitting the song is over. the tea party republican conceded to his democratic challenge er patrick murphy aft two weeks of recounts and accusation saying the vote was unfair. west released a statement he believes there are inaccuracies in the results but his legal team doesn't believe there are enough votes to change the outcome it was the most expensive congressional race in history. no word yet on whether allen west believes his opponent will join the fabled communist caucus. >> that's a good question. in business news, markets look to rebound after stocks finished relatively flat
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 2:30am PST
the water cooler to check out how mitt romney spent his thanksgiving. >> that's what i want to know. i was just asking mika, i wonder. >> here he is smiling minus the dark suit. a little bedhead. they posted this photo on facebook with wife, ann, the morning after thanksgiving. he said i hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. on his facebook page, much to be thankful for this year. >> not for a lot of republicans, mitt. a lot of republicans aren't thankful right now. >> they look happy. >> things were a little less warm and cozy for joe biden for his annual trip to nantucket. he took an early-morning cold plunge in the frigid nantucket waters to raise money for the public library. >> that's a great cause. mika, i bet somebody pushed him in. >> yeah, i know some people in connecticut who do that, but they don't wear clothes. >> really? >> the president at a library, wasting no time tackling his christmas list, spotted shopping with daughters at a local independent bookstore in arlington, virginia, this past weekend. the president reportedly read off a list on his blackberry. >> the pre
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 2:30am PST
along with mitt romney's pollsters. he said mr. bush remained coy about making a run for the white house and instead deflected the focus towards his efforts on educational reform. >> potential candidates are lining up for a chance to fill congressman jesse jackson jr.'s house seat after he resigned amid scandal last week. a special election is set for mid-march but will likely be pushed to april. the son of the famed civil rights leader is currently the target of multiple investigations including one for the alleged misuse of campaign funds. jackson has been out of the public eye since june when he began a leave for what was later disclosed as bipolar disorder. more than a dozen contenders have expressed interest in running for the seat. >>> this morning's "washington post" says private talks between president obama and top republicans including house speaker john boehner are accelerating. but the white house must contend with members of his own party who are pushing back against proposals that significantly reshape entitlement programs like medicare and social security. white house pres
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 2:30am PST
down with more than a dozen ceos, including several who are actually supporters of mitt romney. and then it's back to the campaign trail for the president on friday as barack obama attempts to sell his budget plan while speaking at a toy factory outside of philadelphia. yesterday chuck todd asked jay carney if the president was running out the clock ahead of the last minute deal. >> isn't everybody just killing time until the deadline comes? can seems like everybody is just -- >> they're not killing time to me, chuck. >> until the final week and the jet fumes, people get out of school and the holidays come and then everybody will actually hammer it out? >> look, here's a fact. the president has on on the table a proposal that reduces the deficit by $4 trillion. that is substance. so he has not waited for people to start smelling the jet fumes at national airport. he has actively put forward a plan. >> top republicans are saying president obama should be spending less time politicking out in the public and more time working behind closed doors in washington to try to hammer out
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